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Mittal bags bronze as shooters continue good run

Press Trust of India  |  Brisbane 

added to the Indian shooting contingent's medal rush by winning a bronze in the men's double trap event of the 21st here today.

Mittal finished third on the podium after scoring 53 in the finals at the

Mohammed Asab, the other Indian shooter in the six-man finals, finished in the fourth position, a climbdown from the bronze medal he won in four years ago.

Scotland's claimed the gold medal with a Games record 74, while the silver went to (70) of

The experienced was the first to be eliminated.

Mittal, the 26-year-old, who won silver medal in the World Championships in last year besides a silver and gold in the ISSF World Cups, rallied to finish fifth with 133 in the qualifying.

Mittal had to be contend with a fifth-place finish in the 2014 Games.

Asab shot 137 to get into a shoot-off with McMath in the qualification before finishing second.

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 12:15 IST